The Master of Tea Arts qualification represents the highest tier of accreditation. Individuals that attain the title of Master of Tea Arts (MTA) are those that have the knowledge, skills and commitment to actively promote and uphold the highest standards of quality and service in the tea industry.
Candidates that are admitted to the Masters Program must have a strong foundation of knowledge and skills that have been qualified by the Certified Tea Master (CTM) Exam and the Premier Tea Master (PTM) Certification Exam.
Students will receive individually tailored programs to help them attain the extensive knowledge and acute skills that are required for the Master of Tea Arts qualification. The institute’s instructors will design each student’s education program based on the student’s perfomance in the CTM and PTM exams, and after an individual consultation.
The Masters Program includes the following components and exams:
- Aged Wulong Tea
- Roasting Wulong Tea
- Pu’er Tea – Investment and Collecting
- Zisha Teapots – Historical and Contemporary Masters
- Advanced Performance of Tea Rituals
- Tea Culture and History
- Industry and Marketing Issues
- Tea Appraisal Certification
- Level I Certified Tea Masters Instructor Exam
- Level II Premier Tea Masters Instructor Exam
The Master of Tea Arts Diploma Program is open to all professionals in the beverage or hospitality industry who have passed both the Certified Tea Master Exam and the Premier Tea Master Certification Exam.